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Will the When-to-Start Discussion Finally End? Free

Results from the START study, released early, support offering ART to all HIV-infected people, regardless of CD4-cell count.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

FDA Approves a TAF-Containing Fixed-Dose Combination for Treatment of HIV Infection

The first tenofovir alafenamide–containing combination to be approved is similar to tenofovir disoproxil–based therapy in efficacy but has more favorable effects on markers of bone and kidney health.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

Here's an Idea: Justify Your Specialty's (Low) Relative Salary Using Moral Superiority Free

In HIV and ID Observations, Dr. Paul Sax rants about a recent piece on recruitment to the ID field and reduced salaries.

Guideline Watch

Management of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Low-Incidence Countries

This WHO-issued document provides evidence-based guidance on whom to test and how to treat for latent tuberculosis infection in countries with low tuberculosis incidence.

Infective Endocarditis in Adults

An update to guidelines published in 2005, this new document continues to incorporate an evidence-based scoring system but now provides the evidence level for each recommendation.